Another Halloween under the belt.
Lots of great customers as usual. And a couple of no-shows.
I had a two-hour session blocked off for a couple who wanted sfx work, who had confirmed earlier in the month – but they did not show up nor contact me. Prime time 4-6 p.m. slot on Halloween day too. Not pleased about that
I don’t require deposits for private appointments, I just ask people to let me know they are not going to come so I can fill the time from the wait list… No shows don’t give me time to let people on the wait list know about openings.
Sugar Skulls were huge this year. I did eight of them over the two days. What happened to the zombies?? I only got to do three this year and they were face paint only, no sfx.
Here are some of the sugar skulls – I missed getting photos of all of them. I always manage to miss some even though I intend to take photos of everything.
And these were minimally my work – they came with their bases already done and just wanted me to add the stitches. I did the eye shadow on the blue haired woman but her lash extensions were already blue.
Many customers provide photos of exactly what they want and I provide it:
This next one is my interpretation of Jonah Hex (when the client told me that’s what he wanted I had to google it…) It was all created directly on his face and the latex and gelatin was reinforced so that he could remove it and re-attach it himself.
Next is Zombie Cleopatra – she really only wanted to be Cleopatra but she was working at a Haunted House and the “boss” told her she could wash off the “blood” later to go to her party.
A couple of the Living Dead.
And Vinny… ah, yes, Vinny the imaginative. He is the “Incy-Vincy Spider”… he is so creative. He always arrives with parts of his costume in pieces and finishes it in my studio. Usually I am picking up feathers and fluff for weeks. But it is always fun to get the make-up right.
And my final photo to share is of Flynn, The Undead Dane! I’ve painted animals before but Flynn was unique – and massive… and heavy!
Here is an action shot… of me. On Flynn’s part it is inaction!